Library News for June 13, 2018

Thank you to everyone who made the Friends of the Library book sale a success.  Many children and adults left the building with bags of books, thanks to donations.  A special thank you to the ladies from the Allen County Detention Center who helped us set up and put away the books we didn’t sell.  Also, a special thank you to Regina Carter for organizing the entire event. We appreciate all the Friends of the Library who volunteered to work.

Summer Reading registration is open. Kids who turn in their reading logs at the end of summer will have an opportunity to choose a prize from our store. There will be bikes, guitars, keyboards, Lego kits, and more fun things from which kids can choose. Those who register and log the most reading hours will be the first to shop. We offer prizes to encourage kids to keep up their reading skills, but the real reward is developing a lifelong love of reading.

If you love e-books or audio-books, check out our digital collection at and click on digital books.  We have thousands of new e-books and audio-books available for FREE with your library card.  Download the free Overdrive App or the Libby App and start reading today. WHY buy these products from internet stores when you can download them for free with your Allen County Public library card?

On Tuesday, July 19, stop by the library for Summer Lovin’ Movie Night. A classic romantic comedy featuring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks will start at 6:00 pm.

Preschool children are invited to Story Hour on Tuesdays at 10:00 am. Homeschool Enrichment programs are offered on Tuesdays at 1:00, and Toddler Time is Thursdays at 10:00 am. Saturday at 1:00 pm we offer Crafternoon for all school age children. Don’t wear your best clothes for Crafternoon because we are sure to make a mess.We hope you make visiting the library a part of your child’s weekly routine.

New books for children this week include: Rhyme Flies by Antonia Presenti, A House in the Sky and Other Uncommon Animal Homes by Robbin Gourley, The Detective Dog by Julia Donaldson, Turn This Book Into a Beehive! And 19 Other Experiments and Activities That Explore the Amazing World of Bees by Lynn Brunelle, The Stone Bird by Jenny McCartney and Patrick Benson, Pip & Pup by Eugene Yelchin, Ocean Meets Sky by The Fan Brothers, Honk! Splat! Broom! by Barry Gott, Captain Superlative! by J.S. Puller, Rescue by Jessie Haas, The Ambrose Deception by Emily Ecton, Lulu is Getting a Sister by Judith Vorst, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, Play This Book by Jessica Young, Rice Boy by Dahm Evans, and Streetcar to Justice by Amy Hill Heart.

New books on the adult fiction shelf include: Forever My Girl by Heidi McLaughlin, The Shipbuilder by Salina Baker, The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter, The High Tide Club by Mary K. Andrews, The Moscow Deception by Karen Robards, The Pharoah Key by Preston & Child, Tom Clancy Line of Sight by Mike Maden and The Woman in the Woods by John Connolly.

New books on the adult non-fiction shelf include: One Town’s Son by Kevin Troxall, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker, and Finish First: Tips on

New movies include: Death Wish starring Bruce Willis, A Wrinkle in Time starring Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, Red Sparrow starring Jennifer Lawrence, The Hufficane Heist starring Maggie Grace, and Every Day starring Angourie Rice.

To access our digital resources or to borrow movies or music from the library, simply get a library card.  If there’s a special book, movie, or music artist you would like to see offered, please let us know. We’ll do our best to meet your needs.